The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine

Book - 2007
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It was the 1820s and leaders in the young United States felt growing pressures from European nations. Russia was trying to expand south from present-day Alaska into land that the United States claimed. France, meanwhile, was preparing to send troops to South America, a little too close to home. In 1823, President James Monroe decided that it was time to tell the rest of the world to stay out of North and South America. This foreign policy became the Monroe Doctrine.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2007], ©2007
ISBN: 9780756520281
Branch Call Number: 327.73 Bu
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm


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James Monroe expressed his thoughts on how foreign policy should be conducted at his seventh annual message to Congress on December 2, 1823. His words are considered an essential part of America's political history and became known as "the Monroe Doctrine." .... The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America. This difference proceeds… (more)

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